November 3, 2021 Subject:
Excellent quality scans of this book.
October 27, 2019 Subject:
Correct Catalog Dating c1893-1894 - with Context
Fr. Beck & Co was a founding member of the the National Wall Paper Company trust in 1892. As this catalog cites membership in the NWPCo, it can be no earlier than 1892. And as it included marketing materials dated to 1894, it can be no later than that date. Given that it probably took some time after forming the trust for this catalog to be assembled and printed, a fair date range for it is c1893-1894.
All published reprints out there from this file dated to 1890 are incorrect.
As a research record of Lincrusta patterns produced during the 1892-1900 NWPCo period, this 209-page volume is the most extensive publicly available. The c1900-1901 volume also now on Internet Archive in the APT collection, published after the trust collapsed in 1900, is even larger however, at 243 pages.